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LIMITED OFFER! August 25th ONLY Yukata Night Out and Dancing at Niigata Oomatsuri Festival

2018.06.15

Introduction

The festival season is in the air! Come and experience a one of a kind festival in the Niigata Prefecture, the "Tokamachi Oomatsuri," and get into the festival fever like the Japanese local!
Not only will you be part of the festival but you will also look the part where you can choose the kind of Yukata (Japanese traditional costume that most people wear when they go to festivals) for you to wear.

Your day will start with your guide who will be waiting for you Tokyo Station to take you to the Niigata Prefecture. You will be riding Japan's proud Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Niigata.
Once you arrive you will first change into your Yukata! Choose from your favorite!
Before you move to the festival area, you get to taste one of Niigata famous Japanese sake "Kakurei", from the Aoki Brewery, and talk to the people working at the brewery and get to know about Japanese sake while tasting Japanese sake!
Once you arrive at Tokamachi, before the start of the festival look around and enjoy the atmosphere of the festival! Try out the stalls where you will see various food that Japanese people loves to eat during the festival and also small little games that you can try out. Then join up and meet with the local people to have a cultural exchange while having Dinner together. Of course your guide will be there to help translate for you!
Then for the main event the Tokamachi Festival, you will participate in the "Dai-Minyounagashi", which is a traditional dance the dancer performs on the streets, and then you will be able to watch the "Akashimantou", enjoying the rest of the festival.
After the festival you will change out from your Yukata and head back to Tokyo with the Shinkansen looking back at the wonderful time you had at the Tokamachi Oomatsuri!

Tokamachi Oomatsuri
The Tokamachi Oomatsuri is a festival with a long history from the Suwa Shrine that holds the festival to bring good harvest for the year. Now at night over 1400 participants will walk and dance on the street (Dai-Minyounagashi) and 10 big lantern floats (Akashimantou) would cover the streets mesmerizing the spectators.

Price per Person:
29,000yen/Adult
28,000yen/Youth(aged 12-19 years)
16,000yen/Child(aged 6-11 years)

Japan Rail Pass User Price:
10,000yen/Adult
8,670yen/Youth(aged 12-19 years)
6,000yen/Child(aged 6-11 years)
*Child under 6 years old cannot join the tour.

写真提供:(一社)十日町市観光協会

Tour Detail

Tour Style

-Join-in Tour
-Guided Tour

Group Size

Min. 5
Max. 12
(Tour may be cancelled if the total number of participants is 4 or less. )

Duration

Only on August 25th!
10:20AM~ 11:40PM

Destination

Tour Itinerary

10:20AM Meet with guide at Tokyo Station
10:40AM Depart Tokyo, Jouetsu Shinkansen (Ekiben - boxed lunch)
11:59AM Arrive at Echigo Station, transfer to Jouetsu Line
12:15PM Depart from Echigo-Yuzawa Station
12:32PM Arrive at Shiozawa
12:45PM ~ 1:50PM Yamadaori Yukata Rental store and Change to Yukata (About 1 hour to change)
2:00PM ~ 3:15PM Walk around the Shiozawa Station area (Kakurei sake tasting and explanation of sake and the craftmens)
3:30PM Depart from Shiozawa Station Jouetsu Line
3:54PM Arrive in Tokamachi
4:00PM ~ 5:15PM Walk around Tokamachi and Free time to look around the Food Stall
5:30PM ~ 7:00PM Meet with local people for cultural exchange and have Dinner together
7:00PM ~ 8:30PM Tokamachi Matsuri (Dai-Minyounagashi, Akashimantou)
8:45PM ~ 9:15PM Change out of Yukata
9:36PM Depart from Tokamachi Station and make a transfer at Jouetsu
10:17PM Arrive at Echigo-Yuzawa Station
10:24PM Ride Shinkansen from Echigo-Yuzawa and head to Tokyo

What's Included

-English Speaking Guide
-Yukata rental fee
-Sake tasting (Drinking Age is 20 years)
-Shinkansen fee
-Local Train fee in Niigata
-Dinner

What's not Included

-Hotel Pick up and Drop off
-Lunch
*You can get Ekiben (Japanese lunch boxes) in the Shinkansen or before you get on.
-Food Stall fees

Tour Tips

Booking process
1. Please contact us for availability through ‘BOOK IT’ button below.
2. We will check the availability and come back to you within 1 business day.
3. Payment request will be sent.
4. Reservation is done upon receiving your payment. Confirmation e-mail will be sent to you.
5. Deadline for this tour will be on August 15th.
6. Tour may be cancelled if the total number of participants is 4 or less. (on August 16th)
7. Tour may be cancelled due to the bad weather. It will be informed on August 24th.
8. We will refund the full price if the tour is cancelled because of the reasons, tour tips 6 or 7.

When Booking
-Please tell us your Height, Age, Sex, and Clothing Size.
- Comfortable shoes of sandals are recommended to bring.

Payment
- Fees shall be paid through Credit Card. Currently no other payment method is accepted.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations may be cancelled without charge up to 15 days prior to the program date.
Reservations cancelled less than 14 days before the program date will incur the following charges:
- Between 14 days and 4 days: 20% of the program charge
- Between 3 days and day before the date of travel: 50% of the program charge
- Less than a day or no show: 100% of the program charge